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Man Killed After being Hit by Train in Tifton

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 12:03:46-04

TIFTON, GA (WTXL) - A man was killed in Tifton after being hit by a train, according to police.

Tifton Police say they were called out to the railroad near Doc Melton Senior Drive and Southern Avenue on Monday.

A train engineer told police the man was lying on the tracks but they did not realize it was a person until it was too late.

The case was handed over to the Georgia State Patrol and the local coroner's office.

The coroner says they have a good idea who the victim is but are not yet positive enough to release a name.